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Adolescents’ salt intake correlates with obesity, inflammation

By   /  February 3, 2014  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Haidong Zhu

Tweet Special to the Journal Augusta, Ga. – Most adolescents consume as much salt as adults – some more than twice the recommended daily allowance – and that high sodium intake correlates with fatness and inflammation regardless of how many calories they consume, researchers report.

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Calories, Cancer and Leading by Example: Exercising your right to a healthier lifestyle

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Opinion  /   Comments

Tweet While the old adage ‘we are what we eat’ might be an oversimplification, the truth is we are affected by how we eat. A 2010 survey by the Center for Disease Control found that nearly 70 percent of the United States adult population could be considered overweight – having a Body Mass Index between [...]

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Two players produce destructive cascade of diabetic retinopathy

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Modesto Rojas(right) and Research Associate Zhimin Xu (Photograph by GRU Senior Photographer Phil Jones)

Tweet Special to the Journal Augusta – The retina can be bombarded by reactive oxygen species in diabetes, prompting events that destroy healthy blood vessels, form leaky new ones and ruin vision. Now researchers have learned that those chemically reactive molecules must come from both the bone marrow as well as the retinal cells themselves [...]

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Finding about classic suppressor of immunity points toward new therapies for bad infections

By   /  January 8, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Dr. Tracy L. McGaha (right) and  graduate student Haiyun Liu

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – A well-documented suppressor of immunity that’s used by fetuses and tumors alike, just may be able to change its spots, researchers report.

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2013 Radiothon raises $189,000 for Children’s Hospital of Georgia

By   /  December 12, 2013  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – Representatives from 104.3 WBBQ, KISS 96.3, and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia celebrate the donations made to the hospital during the 2013 Cares for Kids Radiothon. The 13th annual Radiothon hosted by the two local Clear Channel stations is one of the hospital’s largest fundraisers, helping the not-for-profit CHOG provide specialized [...]

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Turning off major memory switch dulls memories

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Augusta, Ga. – A faultily formed memory sounds like hitting random notes on a keyboard while a proper one sounds more like a song, scientists say. When they turned off a major switch for learning and memory, brain cells communicated, but the relationship was superficial, said Dr. Joe Tsien, neuroscientist [...]

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WAFJ Christmas Cheer Tour collects toys for Children’s Hospital of Georgia patients

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Events  /   Comments

Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – A hospital can be intimidating for a child, but the distraction of a toy, game, or craft can help a young patient cope. This month radio station 88.3 WAFJ is collecting toys during its Christmas Cheer Tour in an effort to help bring comfort to the nearly 100,000 patients treated at [...]

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GRU announces plans for community partnership aimed at healthy lifestyles

By   /  December 8, 2013  /  Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents University has announced plans to partner with community organizations in an effort to make Augusta and the surrounding area a healthier place to live. The Healthy Augusta initiative will be aimed at increasing opportunities for people in the area to engage in healthy lifestyle practices, [...]

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Nine at GRHealth cited for quality patient care

By   /  November 20, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Augusta, Ga. – Nine Georgia Regents Health System professionals were recently recognized for demonstrating collaborative and supportive partnerships with patients and families during the seventh annual Patient- and Family-Centered Care Conference in October. The following 2013 Family Choice Award recipients were selected by a committee of patients and families from among nearly 60 nominees: [...]

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New cause found for muscle-weakening disease myasthenia gravis

By   /  November 11, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Lin Me

Tweet Special to the Journal Augusta, Ga. – An antibody to a protein critical to enabling the brain to talk to muscles has been identified as a cause of myasthenia gravis, researchers report.

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